Nigerian Conflict - Armed Conflict in the Northeast - Situation Report #21 | 14 - 20 January 2017



  • The national measles vaccination campaign commenced on the 13th January targeting all children aged from 6 months to 10 years in accessible areas in Borno State has reached a total of 1,807,490 in 10 LGAs during the first 5 days of the campaign.
  • On 15th January a suspected measles outbreak was reported by health workers conducting outreach activities at Na’anturu, Dole Machina ward Machina LGA in Yobe State. During a five-week period as from 19 December 2016, twelve deaths were suspected to be cause by measles with 83% of the children under 5 years of age. The Borno State and LGA team visited the community along with WHO personnel and after community sensitization about the importance of the routine immunization all children (168 vaccinated) between the age of 6 months to 10 years were vaccinated with measles vaccine.
  • Dozens of people were killed after a Nigerian military plane mistakenly dropped a bomb inside the Rann IDP camp in Kala/Balge LGA. Several ICRC and MSF colleagues were reported as casualties.
  • In support to Borno State Ministry of Health as a preparedness plan, WHO has prepositioned 19 Inter-Agency Diarrheal Disease Kits for further delivery to the high risk LGAs in the state. One IDDK is enough for treatment of 1,000 diarrhoea/cholera cases. The IDDKs are enough for treatment of moderate to severe 20,000 diarrhoea/cholera cases.